What to Bring

What to Bring

Contact Us

Kyle Wych
Director of Residence Life 

Phone: 830-372-8065
Email: reslife@tlu.edu


Wondering what you can and cannot bring to campus while living in the residence halls? Here's a a quick list of items to put on your checklist and others to make sure to leave at home. Everything has been evaluated to make sure you have a comfortable and safe environment while living on campus. See you soon, Bulldogs!

What to bring:

  • Surge protector 
  • Alarm clock
  • Microwave, 700 watt/.7 cubic feet or less 
  • Refrigerator, 4.3 cubic feet or less 
  • Cordless telephone, 900 MHz or less 
  • TV, that is HD capable 
  • Stereo, DVD, Video games 
  • Coffeemaker 
  • Computer and associated equipment 
  • 3M Command strips for hanging posters and pictures
  • Laundry detergent, basket, hangers 
  • Linens for extra long twin bed, towels
  • Tension rod/curtain rod for Centennial Hall only 
  • Carpet or rugs with a non-slip rug pad
  • Lamp, no halogens
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Flashlight, other tools

What NOT to bring:

  • Candles, incense 
  • Halogen lamps 
  • Space heaters 
  • Anything with an open heating element, toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, grills 
  • Pets, including those that visit with family, except fish in a 10 gallon or less aquarium 
  • Anything that may damage or mar surfaces,tacks, nails, pins, screws, tape of any kind, putty adhesives
  • Weapons of any kind 
  • Alcohol, including full or empty decorative bottles, caps or shot glasses 
  • Drugs and or drug paraphernalia

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